I am also planning to build a wood enclosure for the range hood. I also want
to use external blower to reduce noise. I only checked NuTone products and
they seem to have both external blower and accessories. Are there any other
manufactures worth considering?
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 08:18:39 -0500, "Alexander Galkin"
I put a commercial blower on the roof -- better price than nutone. 1200CFM
w/ 10" duct. Cannot recall the brand name but check with restaurant supply
stores. Be sure to consider/calc make-up air needs - especially if you
heat/air condition your space (i.e., windows are closed). Problem is that
residential designers generally have no idea about this issue (not blaming
them, just IME). If you want expert advice on this, get a short consult
with a commercial kitchen designer - try to find one that will give you
good advice but no so anal that he/she insists that you meet commercial
code. HTH. -- Igor
I understood the question. If anyone actually made a rangehood just out of
wood.... I'd feel real sorry for them.
I do a lot of Chinese cooking very hot wok, over time the "wooden hood
cover" was showing it's age prematurely. It was a bitch to keep clean and
manage the surface. Oil is oil and hot oil will still permeate the wood hood
cover over time and turn rancid. So we chucked it and went Stainless Steel
with a Copper cover! Much nicer....and easier to maintain.....
Yeah, if you're doing a lot of frying then it *is* a bad idea.
But, experiences vary. My neighbor, who for health reasons does almost
no frying at all, has had a wood-surfaced hood for nearly a decade now
and is quite happy with the thing.
Mmmmm, copper. I like copper ... :-)
Charles Jones ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Actually, some _are_ fire retardant. I understand that Ipe has the same
fire rating as concrete. Redwood doesn't like to burn either--forest fires
are part of the reproductive cycle for redwoods. Getting the grease off is
another story. And they aren't the only ones.
But convincing the fire marshall that your ipe hood is as safe as steel may
take some doing.
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 00:00:31 -0700, "Jeff and Jennifer Cook"
I assume you are talking about some type of cover with the fan and
motor parts hidden.
One thing to check is the specs on the range or cook-top. Those
specs will give you the dimension, from the top of the cooking
surface, for any combustible material. This can make a very big
difference in how tall your wooden hood cover will be or whether you
have room for another cabinet above it.
We just installed a wooden hood cover in a kitchen with a built in
cook-top. The cook-top required 30" between the cook-top surface and
any combustible. The specs would allow 24" if all of the exposed
combustible edges were covered with a specific type of sheet steel.
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